Saturday, 16 November 2013

things that make a home...

It's amazing how a few things change the way a space looks and feels. In my head, I'm not a materialistic person and I certainly don't crave 'things' as such but over the last couple of years I've come to realise that there are certain things that are part of who I am and make me feel at home.

I deliberately chose not to disrupt the home I left behind, because that felt so unfair to the people still living there, and life has gone on without falling apart - it is surprising how little you really need to get by day to day.

But now we are all moving on, and the old place is being packed up , I have finally been able to repatriate a few things. And I have been surprised at just how much pleasure that has given me and what a sense of homecoming I have had because of those little things. I am smiling at my crochet cushions as I write this and today I brought this back...

This clock was in the house I grew up in and there is something incredibly comforting in its familiarity. I just love it.

I am, finally, looking forward to whatever the future has to hold and feeling more positive about where I'm heading. Looking forward to 2014.



  1. What a beautiful clock. No wonder you're delighted to have it in your home again! Wishing you lots of luck in your journey forward.

  2. Yes home is more about emotions and memories than material possessions and I'm glad you are finally able to look forward to the future.
    xXx Helen

  3. The comment I left on your last post doesn't seem to be there - basically I said that I hoped the whole process would be cathartic for you. Glad to hear that you are now feeling more positive.

  4. What a wonderful clock, a reminder of memories past and also looking forward to the future. Best wishes xx

  5. Hi Sandra, just catching up with your latest posts. I think I had that first Prima too! I used to use the sewing patterns you got in the middle of each edition.
    I hope things are still on track with the house sale and great to see your looking very happy with your three fine young wonder you were so proud.
    Jacquie x

    1. I had kept almost all the patterns too. I really had a hard time parting with some of this stuff but in the end I had to think what I could really keep and 20+ year old patterns probably weren't essential! x


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